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Symptoms of Root Canal Disease

Posted on October 17, 2010 | in Dental Care | by

What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Endodontic Disease?

Endodontic disease affects the inside core of the tooth. Dentists use a variety of treatments to fix endodontic problems, including but not limited to root canal therapy.

Endodontic disease can manifest itself with a wide variety and combination of symptoms.

Common symptoms include:

– Lingering sensitivity to cold liquids

– Lingering sensitivity to hot liquids

– Sensitivity to sweets

– Pain to biting pressure

– Pain that is referred from a tooth to another area, such as the neck, temple, or the ear

– Spontaneous toothache, such as that experienced while reading a magazine, watching television, etc.

– Constant or intermittent pain

– Severe pain

– Throbbing pain

– Pain that may occur in response to atmospheric pressure changes, such as when flying or scuba diving

– Pain that may occur in response to postural changes, such as when going from a standing to a reclining position

– Swelling

If you have any of these symptoms, it would be wise to see your dentist. You could have root canal disease or another dental problem. Some of these symptoms can also be caused by decay, defective fillings, periodontal diseases, cracked teeth, or other tooth or bite-related problems. In a few cases, the symptoms may even be caused by disorders that are not related to the teeth.

Whatever the cause of your tooth pain, there’s no reason to endure it any longer – come in for an appointment and let us figure out what’s wrong. As always, if you have questions regarding root canals, please call our office or email us today.

Source – Internet Dental Alliance, Inc

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